Combine prunes, saffron, and 1 1/2 cups water in a large bowl; let stand 1 hour. Drain, reserving liquid, and set aside.
Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; cook in hot oil in a large skillet about 5 minutes on each side. Remove chicken, reserving drippings in skillet; keep chicken warm.
Sauté onion in reserved drippings 5 minutes; add prunes, reserved prune liquid, ginger, and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 1 cup. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove and discard cinnamon stick. Sprinkle with almonds and parsley.